GM, Chevrolet, and the George W. Bush Presidential are teaming up to auction off the first Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe. This auction will take place at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 20, 2018. President George W. Bush’s signature can be found on the car.
Money raised from the auction of this Corvette will benefit the Bush Venter’s Military Service Initiative, which aims to ensure “that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.”
About the Corvette Carbon 65 Edition:
The 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 celebrates the 65th anniversary of the plastic fantastic. Only 650 examples will be produced, as options for the Grand Sport 3LT and Corvette Z06 3LZ trim packages.
Ceramic Matrix Gray with blue graphics will compliment the carbon fiber on both cars, and convertibles will have blue tops. The rear spoiler is all new, as are the quarter-panel ducts. Power and suspension upgrades are being saved for the ZR1 so the Grand Sport will carry on with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8. The Grand Sport is rated at 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, while the Z06 is good for 650 hp and 650 lb-ft.